Hi, I’m Bill Polm.
I’ve been painting, drawing, studying and selling watercolors for well over 30 years.
I’m basically self-taught, although I have taken a number of watercolor workshops from other artist/teachers in various places: California (several), Colorado, Maine. I studied at the beginning of my watercolor work with Artist Ken Decker for 6 months on private mentoring, and then also with Robert Landry, Kolan Peterson, Timothy J. Clark, Tony Couch, Stephen Quiller, Richard Scott, and most recently in 2011 with Johannes Vloothuis in his several month webinar on composition (http://improvemypaintings.com/).
My goal with this blog is to post some of the best available advice and most thorough demonstrations and explanations on watercolor painting, on how to actually do it well. A lot of what I will share I have learned from other artists (and I will endeavor to remember to give proper credit!) and some is of my own invention–usually out of necessity or after making my own mistakes! In other words, in the process of learning.
This blog started to day June 27, 2011 at 130pm, so it is young in content.
I want to include links for video clips that show various ways watercolor is successfully done. (Maybe even some demonstrations of how NOT to do it!). Also, photos of my paintings, worthwhile links, favorite artists, recommendations re good books or DVDs, and probably even more, like a journal of my own studies and progress from my ongoing life-long learning activities.
Welcome aboard and please be patient. I’m a busy guy, coaching online, writing, giving my grandchildren attention, and so on. And, I’m starting “from scratch” today to learn WordPress and how best to put together content on this website.
Hope you will like this blog and find it helpful–and visit often.